MI declares Flint water safe, ends bottled water


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Tiffany Brown predicted that there is probably four-seven days worth of bottled water left at this time.

The four distribution centers (PODs) will be closing and Access and Functional Needs (AFN) deliveries will end once the current supply is spent.

The free bottled water program was part of a $450 million state and federal aid package.

The Flint decision follows by days the DEQ's controversial decision to let Nestles pump more water from a west MI well despite overwhelming opposition from citizens.

The Governor's office said taxpayers have provided more than $350 million to Flint, with an additional $100 million from the federal government.

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More than 6,200 homes have had their pipes replaced so far, according to Snyder's announcement. "Everything that me and my kids do from cooking to boiling their water for a bath, we're using bottled water, I do not trust anything".

He echoed Weaver's calls for bottled water supplies to continue until all lead water service lines in the city are replaced. "The people of Flint deserve better", NRDC health director Erik Olson said.

"We have not received clear steps as to how the remaining lead in Flint school's will be remediated or how ongoing monitoring will continue for our most vulnerable population". As a result, lead leached from old pipes and fixtures, and the state is still working to replace pipes in the community.

Residents are scared and said they need this water. "But there's nothing we can do", said Debra Coleman, Flint resident.

"I just wish they could come out here and live for a week or a day and see how people are living in this neighborhood", said Leetonio Parks, Flint resident.

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Four remaining free bottled water stations will close in Flint, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday, more than two years after the state opened them in response to a man-made, lead-tainted drinking water crisis that threatened the health of its residents.

"I don't trust the filter, I don't trust the water", Hawk told CNN affiliate WJRT.

"I don't trust the water". "It could be five years from now and I'll still never drink this water".

Residents are all but pleased with this decision and insist that the water is not, in fact, safe to drink.

Demonstrators protest over the Flint, Michigan contaminated water crisis. "Which is how we got here in the first place", she added. Its sturdiness and industrial appeal also recall Flint's manufacturing background.

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After Snyder declared a state of emergency on January 5, 2016, Flint residents trekked to fire stations for filters as well as daily rations of one case of bottled water per household. Reese teamed up with artist Mel Chin for the creation of Flint Fit; a collection of clothes created from the remnants of water bottles used by residents who were affected by the water crisis in Flint, Teen Vogue reported.